The Cavalier Track & Field team competed again this weekend, making the short two-hour trip down to Clemson University. Eleven Cavalier athletes made the trip and represented Montreat well amongst a field made up primarily of Division I teams. "Overall, we had a pretty good meet," said Coach Herbert "Some good performances, some things we need to work on, but overall we competed very well. I'm very pleased with our progress so far."
Eight runners from Montreat's Track and Field program competed at ETSU's Niswonger Invitational, a two day indoor track and field event. Leading off Friday morning was sophomore hurdler, Katelyn Lukacena, who ran the 60 meter hurdles in 9.88 seconds, finishing third in her heat. Junior Team Captain, Billy Parker, followed Lukacena with a 9.06 in the 60 meters hurdles. Parker had a rough start, but displayed excellent form and finished strong, also placing 3rd in his heat. Later in the afternoon freshman, DeAndre Young and sophomore, Jordan Lukacena closed out the day in the 400 meter race. Young battled tendinitis, but pulled out a strong 51.12, placing 2nd in his heat, and 12th overall in field of nearly 80 athletes. Lukacena ran a 57.27.
The welcoming of the new year is always joined by the starting of a new Track & Field season. Led by Seniors Lindsay Mizok and Jared Nielsen, the Cavaliers have high hopes for the 2012 Track & Field season.